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    Regional results!

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    The regional results for the US Software Design are listed below. The first place team for each region is now presenting again. Keep checking the blog for updates. School - Team West Region 1st Place: Carnegie Mellon University – SmartCare 2nd...
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    PowerPoint, demos, and code

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    Jan-Kristian Markiewicz blogged about some details with the US Software Design in Redmond. Things are going well so far and I have been impressed with the projects. Information on the top nine teams are will be coming soon. -James
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    Imagine Cup Pics

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    You can find some early ones here . We'll get some more posted from the Project Fair in a bit We'll also try to post some pics of the Halo 2 Tourney Party we threw for the students last night at the Marriott. Nothing quite like eight 42/50 inch...
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    Imagine Cup US Finals - Morning Recap

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    Day one is flying by - we started out with intro presentations by Nicole, Daryll, and I, then had Chris To from the MS Mobile Developer Experience team present. Chris was part of the competition last year down in San Diego, and along with his UCLA...
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    Imagine Cup US Nationals are rolling!

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    Soma Somasegar, VP in Developer Division at Microsoft, talks about the Imagine Cup student technology competition we're putting together today and tomorrow in Redmond. Scoble is coming over this morning to meet with a bunch of them (and hopefully...
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    An operating system written in C#

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    Microsoft Research is creating a new operating system written in C#. The operating system is called Singularity and there is an interview with the creaters at Channel 9. Very interesting stuff! - Alfred (Microsoft)
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    CS Goes Gaming

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    CNET takes a bit of a closure look at the use of games within CS courses at US universities.
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    Imagine Cup: University of Houston Student gets some press!

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    Johnathan Dowdall and Mike Hall from the University of Houston have both advanced in the Imagine Cup's Visual Gaming competition, and get some press in Medical New Today as a result! Stay tuned for more coverage of Imagine Cup. We are gearing...
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    MSN Newsbot

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    MSN Newsbot uses search and MSNBC to gather news from over 4,000 sources on the internet. Read all about it at the MSN Sandbox . Try the US version at http://newsbot.msnbc.msn.com But if you live some place else visit the Sandbox site for direct links...
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    Bill Gates interviewed by engadget

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    Once again a senior Microsoft exec, in this case Bill Gates, is interviewed by a blogger. Part one of an engadget interview is here . - Alfred Thompson (Microsoft)
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    VS.NET 2004 Sucks, Use KDevelop

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    A friend just pointed out an article over on NewsForge , The Online Newspaper for Linux and Open Source. The article attempts to compare VS.NET and KDevelop and according to the article KDevelop is the winner: “Given the choice between these two...
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    Now that you've got Visual Web Developer, what to do with it?

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    Check out some of the hosting offers for ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2. -Kevin (Microsoft)
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    Get your Express Beta 2!

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    Visual Studio Express Beta 2 editions are now available for download ! Perfect for students and a great way to play with the languages and code.
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    Play with your code - MSDN Coding4Fun Dev Center is live!

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    Sometimes the world of software development is far too serious, so the guys from the Visual Studio team are bringing you the Coding4Fun Developer Center over on MSDN! [from Dan Fernandez's blog - who does a great job summarizing some of the great features...
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    Take a peek at Express

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    A look into some of the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Express products . -Kevin (Microsoft)
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    Low US finish in the ACM competition

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    The University of Illinois tied for 17th in the ACM's International Collegiate Programming Challenge , the lowest finish by the school in the 29-year history of the competition. The top spots are loaded down with schools from Eastern Europe and Asia ...
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    The NCAA will NEVER be forgiven

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    After reading Scoble’s blog , Kevin Shofield’s post and the comment by Alfred I am completely outraged. The current ruling by the NCAA is something that I will never forgive. At the current time computer science enrollments are dropping on...
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    Virtual What?

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    Have you seen Virtual Server 2005 or played with Virtual PC? Well if you haven’t (and even if you have) there are two great videos on Channel 9 about these products. I would highly encourage everyone to check them out. Virtual Server Post Virtual...
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    Are you going to be the Last Developer Standing?

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    A friend and student ambassador pointed out a contest, The Last Developer Standing , and asked me to promote it. I began looking into the contest and it appeared to be really cool, until I read the rules and regulations and found out the contest is only...
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    NewsGator Plug-In for Community Server

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    I have created a workspace on GotDotNet for this plug-in. The code that is up there is pretty much just a proof of concept code. While it works there is no plug-in documentation or code documentation. I do plan to update this later in the week, but for...
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    Express Edition Webcasts

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    Want to learn how to write some interesting applications using the Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions? Well Microsoft has a series of webcasts for you. The Coding4Fun series starts this month. Get all the details at the Express Edition Webcast site ...
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    l33t5p34k for the rest of us

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    I have discovered how amazingly old and uncool I am. I came across this Google site , which is basically Google in hacker lingo (leetspeak). I thought it funny, so I wanted to share it here, but I realized I had NO idea how to describe it. So…I looked...
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    How does your student club cope with newbies?

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    Julia Lerman, who is a big contributor to INETA and to the Vermont .NET User Group , is wondering how her group’s meetings can stay interesting to both beginner and advanced developers . Student user groups and clubs must deal with this all the...
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    Non-Rectangular Forms

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    Josh Blake does another blogcast on non-rectangular forms using C# and .NET . Check it out on the Blogcast Repository . --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    U.S. Government Tales... Cracking 256-bit encryption

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    The Washington Post is reporting on the U.S. Governments Distributed Network Attack (DNA) is used to crack seized computers for governmental investigation. How do they manage to brute force 256-bit encryption you ask? The answer is you! Humans are no...
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